Kenny Vaccaro wanted to get some new ink, and given what the country is currently dealing with, it wasn’t hard to figure out what he wanted to get.
The Tennessee Titans safety recently took to social media and shared a very large tattoo on his calf that featured a fist that demands equality.
“The pixels represent what it takes to make a beautiful photograph come together. All different colors and shades. The same way it will take all of us to change the world. Everyone coming together to demand equality.”
Back in 2017 as a member of the New Orleans Saints, Vaccaro sat during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, and to stand with Colin Kaepernick.
He explained why he did it:
“You understand what happened with Kaepernick?” safety Kenny Vaccaro told The Advocate. “There are guys out there that he’s clearly better than. Not even a third-stringer? He’s not playing. We’re risking everything. I’m going to be a free agent next year. If I continue kneeling or whatever, and I start getting out in the community more and doing all of that, how will it affect my family? At that moment, it was bigger than football. It’s about progress, change.”
The NFL has since reversed course on what they said and how they handled player-driven protests in the wake of George Floyd being murdered by Minneapolis police officers that kicked off massive protests around the country.